Salinas Pueblo Missions

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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes. suggested for Young Adults, not small children

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Archaeology of the Pueblo World

The cultural heritage of the American Southwest as expressed by the architecture of the Ancient Puebloans-Anasazi epoch is monumental. As such, the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is a complex of three impressive Spanish Missions, Abo, Quarai, and Gran Quivira.
For hundreds of years, the Missions, Pueblos, Kivas, and Homesteads have stood as testaments to the people and cultures that have called this area home. From the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan and Jumano groups to the 17th century Spanish Franciscan missionaries, the Missions make this a special place to visit!

The highlights of this tour are great scenery, Manzano Mountains and Tijeras canyon, wildlife watching, ruins and museums. The remains of these missions are a testament to the ingenious architectural design/planning of the people who inhabited the area.
You will be stunned by the beauty of this place!

**This tour can either start in Albuquerque or Santa Fe.


I will custom design the tour to fit your needs including a gourmet lunch at one of the sites.
Drive East on I40 to village of Tijeras
Head South through Tijeras Canyon and Chilili
The Manzano Mountains and Wildlife spotting
First Mission, Quarai and Visitor Center/Museum
Town of Mountainair and Missions Visitor Center
Second Mission, Abo and Visitor Center
Lunch Stop at Abo
Back through Mountainair to Gran Quivira (the largest of the three missions)
Drive Back to Albuquerque.

*Order in which we visit the Missions can be changed depending on the time spent at each site.

**This tour can either start in Albuquerque or Santa Fe.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at the hotel or any other specified location

End location: I will drop you off at the hotel or any other specified location

Duration: 8 hours

It will depend on the time spent in the three unique missions.


Air-conditioned, Isuzu Ascender SUV (2008) or Lexus SUV (2011), capacity 3-4 passengers

What’s Included

Other: Personalized tour (changes can be made at any time during tour)
Transportation to and from hotel (or other location)
Gourmet Lunch and Refreshments
Admission to site, museum, etc.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Personal expenses

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses.


My SUVs can fit up to 4 people comfortably. Please inquire about larger groups.

Private tour guide Mae

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